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Read more at: Joschka Fischer: The Implications of Brexit for the European Union

Joschka Fischer: The Implications of Brexit for the European Union

22 April 2015


Read more at: Weidenfeld and Simms at Hanns Seidel Stiftung’s 'Visions for Europe' series
Weidenfeld and Simms at Hanns Seidel Stiftung’s 'Visions for Europe' series

Weidenfeld and Simms at Hanns Seidel Stiftung’s 'Visions for Europe' series

22 April 2015

On February 24th, the Project for Democratic Union (PDU), together with the Hanns Seidel Stiftung hosted an event featuring esteemed German political scientist, Werner Weidenfeld and Cambridge historian and PDU President, Brendan Simms as part of the Hanns Seidel Stiftung's 'Visions for Europe' series. The event was held...


Read more at: "Successful unions emerge through sharp ruptures in periods of extreme crisis": Simms, Sinn, and Fischer meet at IFO Institute
"Successful unions emerge through sharp ruptures in periods of extreme crisis": Simms, Sinn, and Fischer meet at IFO Institute

"Successful unions emerge through sharp ruptures in periods of extreme crisis": Simms, Sinn, and Fischer meet at IFO Institute

22 April 2015

On February 23rd, Prof Brendan Simms appeared at an event hosted by the Institute for Economic Research (IFO). The event was co-chaired by Professor Hans-Werner Sinn and Sueddeutsche Zeitung's Marc Beise. Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer also joined the discussion. The event took place in...


Read more at: Successful identification of only full skeleton retrieved from Battle of Waterloo in 200 years
Successful identification of only full skeleton retrieved from Battle of Waterloo in 200 years

Successful identification of only full skeleton retrieved from Battle of Waterloo in 200 years

22 April 2015

From The Independent, 05 April 2015. The 200-year-old skeleton found under a car park on the site of the Battle of Waterloo has been identified as a Hanoverian with a hunchback, fighting to liberate his homeland from Napoleonic occupation. Military historian Gareth Glover believes the soldier to be Friedrich Brandt, 23, a...


Read more at: Simms Saturday 18 April with Fischer

Simms Saturday 18 April with Fischer

22 April 2015


Read more at: Forum on Geopolitics and RAND Europe panel discussion on 'Perspectives on UK Foreign and Defence Policy'

Forum on Geopolitics and RAND Europe panel discussion on 'Perspectives on UK Foreign and Defence Policy'

22 April 2015

On Thursday 5 March 2015, POLIS, the Forum on Geopolitics and RAND Europe co-hosted a panel discussion exploring perspectives on UK Foreign and Defence Policy. This event represented the first in a series of workshops aimed at bringing academics and practitioners together to think in collaborative, interdisciplinary and...


Read more at: Simulation 3: National Security Council crisis meeting
Simulation 3: National Security Council crisis meeting

Simulation 3: National Security Council crisis meeting

22 April 2015

On 12 February 2015, the MPhil class in the History of European Geopolitics came together for the final of three simulations. Unlike the first two such exercises, which recreated historical events, for the third simulation, the students were given the following hypothetical, future crisis scenario: It is 1 May 2015...


Read more at: Forum on Geopolitics Simulation 1: Yalta Conference
Forum on Geopolitics Simulation 1: Yalta Conference

Forum on Geopolitics Simulation 1: Yalta Conference

22 April 2015

Yalta Conference Past event: [date] What Who When [Base on CL outline text]


Read more at: Charles Clarke Lecture on the "Too Difficult" Box and the 'insoluble' foreign policy problems facing the UK
Charles Clarke Lecture on the "Too Difficult" Box and the 'insoluble' foreign policy problems facing the UK

Charles Clarke Lecture on the "Too Difficult" Box and the 'insoluble' foreign policy problems facing the UK

22 April 2015

On Wednesday 4 March, it was the great pleasure of Peterhouse and the Forum on Geopolitics at POLIS to host the former Home Secretary Charles Clarke, who delivered a lecture entitled 'The "Too Difficult" Box: What to do with the 'insoluble' foreign policy problems facing the UK'. Charles Clarke was Secretary of State for...